To be eligible to be considered for endorsement or election, candidates for statewide
nonjudicial endorsement and candidates for National Delegate or Alternate must meet all legal
requirements and submit nominating petitions to the Nominating Committee containing the
printed names and signatures of a minimum of 2% of the State Convention Delegates.
The Nominations Committee shall report to the convention those candidates who have met the
petition and legal requirements at Section 3A and whether the Nominating Committee deems the
candidates to be qualified or unqualified to receive endorsement or be elected.
What are the criteria for 'qualified'? That is left to the nominations committee's discretion. Many different opinions have been brought forward on what the nominations committee should be looking at when they determine qualifications. Should candidates be measured on how conservative they are? Should bad votes in their past be brought up?
Since I'm chairing the nominations committee, I'd like your input on this. Leave a comment, find me on Facebook or Twitter, or give me a call. This is your chance to have some input on how the nominations committee vetts the candidates for statewide office.